. . . at EMI for the newest Beatles album. Defective LPs were very rare in the 60s, depressingly common in the 80s and 90s, when the music business was boosting the new CD format. I continue to believe that record companies deliberately abandoned quality control standards for vinyl in order to get people to switch over to CDs.
The quality of pressings is much better today in the wake of the vinyl revival.
Photo courtesy of Bryan Castañeda . . .
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